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The Physics Department has a number of undergraduate and graduate research opportunities available ranging from experimental astrophysics to soft matter and biophysics.




To satisfy your curiosity about the Universe, to start a career (including medicine, law, and computers) in a world dependent on technology, for fun, for a solid background for teaching, to be able to make better decisions about technology, either for business or as a citizen, and for important problem-solving skills. Physics is a broad preparation for a variety of careers where science has an impact.




We have internationally recognized research groups working in fields ranging from soft condensed matter and biological physics to elementary particle physics and cosmology and the search for gravitational waves. You can find out more by looking at our individual research group pages and by writing to individual faculty to find out what specific opportunities are currently available for prospective graduate students.


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The Bonn Physics Show -- By Students for Kids, an Exciting Outreach and Education Project by Herbert Dreiner

Dec 1, 2016, 3:30 PM

Rooms 202/204

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Physics Department Holiday Party

Dec 1, 2016, 5:00 PM

Inn Complete


Active Matter on Curved Surfaces - by Yaouen Fily

Dec 2, 2016, 11:00 AM

Rooms 202/204

Unlike bird flocks, whose motion in the sky cares little about boundaries, most active systems exist within confined spaces. For example, the cytoskeleton is bounded by the cell membrane, and the moti...

Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Science and Humanities - Inside the Brain - Synapses Lost and Found in Development and Alzheimers Disease by Dr. Carla J. Shatz

Dec 8, 2016, 4:00 PM

Lyman 132

Adult brain connections are precise, but precision emerges during developmental critical periods as synapses - the delicate contacts between neurons that relay and store information - are either prune...

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